College of Medicine


Dr. Paul Mick is an Associate Professor at University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery, as well as the Surgical Director for the Neurotology and Cochlear Implant Programs, Saskatchewan Health Authority. Dr. Mick’s medical and surgical training occurred at the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia and University of Toronto. He went to Harvard where he completed a Masters in Public Health (epidemiology). His clinical work focuses on Otology. His research program focuses on identifying and addressing the health and functional consequences of sensory loss across the lifespan. He is the recipient of numerous large research grants awarded by the CIHR and other organizations. He is a researcher within the CIHR funded Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (, which is a key component of the national strategy for addressing age-related neurodegenerative diseases.



  • Master’s in Public Health, 2013, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • Residency - Otolaryngology, 2010, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Doctor in Medicine, 2005, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Bachelors of Medical Science 2004, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


  • Fellowship - Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, 2011, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons - Otolaryngology, 2010, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Canada

Selected Publications


  1. A Hämäläinen, N Phillips, W Wittich, P Mick, MK Pichora-Fuller (2019) Do social factors mediate or moderate the sensory-cognitive associations in older adults in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging? PsyArXiv
  2. P Mick, A Hämäläinen, MK Pichora-Fuller, N Phillips, W Wittich (2019) Evaluation of how well different pure-tone threshold and visual acuity measures reflect self-reported sensory ability and treatment uptake: An analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. PsyArXiv
  3. P Mick, A Hämäläinen, L Kolisang, MK Pichora-Fuller, N Phillips, D Guthrie, W Wittich (2019) The prevalence of hearing and vision loss in older Canadians: An analysis of Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
  4. CA Jones, J Siever, K Knuff, C Van Bergen, P Mick, J Little, G Jones, MA Murphy, D Kurtz, H Miller (2019) Walk, Talk and Listen: a pilot randomised controlled trial targeting functional fitness and loneliness in older adults with hearing loss. BMJ open 9 (4), e026169
  5. W Wittich, A Hämäläinen, MK Pichora-Fuller, N Phillips, L Kolisang, D Guthrie, P Mick (2018) Prevalence and severity of dual sensory loss (vision & hearing) in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 59 (9), 1068-1068
  6. M Jutras, J Lambert, J Hwang, L Wang, S Simon, T Del Medico, P Mick, H Miller, D Kurtz, MA Murphy, CA Jones (2018) Targeting the psychosocial and functional fitness challenges of older adults with hearing loss: a participatory approach to adaptation of the walk and talk for your life program. International journal of audiology 57 (7), 519-528
  7. DM Guthrie, JGS Davidson, N Williams, J Campos, K Hunter, P Mick, JB Orange, MK Pichora-Fuller, NA Phillips, MY Savundranayagam, W Wittich (2018) Combined impairments in vision, hearing and cognition are associated with greater levels of functional and communication difficulties than cognitive impairment alone: Analysis of interRAI data for home care and long-term care recipients in Ontario. PloS one 13 (2), e0192971
  8. P Mick, M Parfyonov, W Wittich, N Phillips, D Guthrie, MK Pichora-Fuller (2018) Associations between sensory loss and social networks, participation, support, and loneliness. Analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (vol 64, pg e33, 2018). Canadian Family Physician 64 (2), 92-92
  9. Mick P, Foley D, Lin FR, Pichora-Fuller MK. Hearing difficulty is associated with injuries requiring medical care. Ear and Hearing (2018); 39 (4), 631-644.
  10. Mick P, Parfyonov M, Wittich W, Phillips N, Guthrie D, Pichora-Fuller MK. Associations Between Sensory Loss and Social Networks, Participation, Support, and Loneliness: An Analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Canadian Family Physician Journal (2018); 64(1); e33-e41.
  11. Lambert J, Ghadry-Tavi R, Knuff K, Jutras M, Siever J, Mick P, Roque C, Jones G, Little J, Miller H, vanBergen C, Kurtz D, Murphy MA, Jones CA. Targeting functional fitness, hearing and health related quality of life in older adults with hearing loss: Walk, Talk ‘n’ Listen, study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Trials (2017); 18:47.
  12. Mick P, PIchora-Fuller K. Is hearing loss associated with poorer health in older adults who might benefit from hearing screening? Ear Hear 2016; 37(3):e194-201.
  13. Parfyonov M, Mick P, Pichora-Fuller MK, Wittich W. Association between sensory loss and social outcomes: A preliminary report. Canadian Acoustics (2016); 44(3):124-125.
  14. Pichora-Fuller MK, Mick P, Reed M. Hearing, Cognition and Healthy Aging: Social and Public Health Implications of the links between age-related declines in hearing and cognition. Semin Hear (2015); 36(3):122-39. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555116.
  15. Mick P, Dadgostar A, Ndoleriire C, Lea J, Clark M, Westerberg B. Mental practice in surgical training. The Clinical Teacher 2015; 12:1-3.
  16. Tu A, Gooderham P, Mick P, Westerberg B, Toyota B, Akagami R. Stereotactic radiosurgery versus natural history in patients with growing vestibular schwannoma. J Neurol Surg B 2015; DOI: 2193-6331.
  17. Mick P, Foley D, Lin F. Hearing loss is associated with poorer ratings of patient-physician communication and healthcare quality. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014; 62(6):1188-1189.
  18. Glicksman J, Mick P, Fung K, Carroll T. Prokinetic agents and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease: A systematic review. Laryngoscope 2014; 124(10):2375-2379.
  19. Mick P, Kawachi I, Lin F. The association between hearing loss and social isolation in older adults. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014, 150(3):378-384.
  20. Mick P, Amoodi H, Shipp D, Symons S, Lin V, Nedzelski J, Chen J. Hearing preservation with full insertion of the FLEXsoft electrode. Otol Neurotol 2014; 35(1): e40-4.
  21. Mick P, Arnoldner C, Amoodi H, Shipp D, Lin VY, Nedzelski JM, Chen JM. Cochlear Implantation in Patients with Advanced Meniere’s Disease. Otol Neurotol 2014; 35(7):1172-8.
  22. Mick P, Arnoldner C, Mainprize J, Chen J. Face validity of a three-dimensional temporal bone surgical simulator. Otol Neurotol 2013; 34(7):1305-10.
  23. Arnoldner C, Mick P, Pirouzmand F, Houlden D, Lin V, Nedzelski J, Chen J. Facial nerve prognostication in vestibular neuroma surgery: the concept of percent maximum and its predictability. Laryngoscope 2013; 123(10):2533\-8.
  24. Amoodi H, Mick P, Shipp D, Friesen L, Nedzelski J, Chen J, Lin V. Results with cochlear implantation in adults with speech recognition exceeding current criteria. Otol Neurotol 2012; 33(1):6-12.
  25. Amoodi H, Mick P, Shipp D, Friesen L, Nedzelski J, Chen J, Lin V. The effects of unilateral cochlear implantation on the tinnitus handicap inventory and the influence on quality of life. Laryngoscope 2011; 121(7) :1536-1540.
  26. Clark M, Westerberg B, Akagami R, Mick P. Lateral intracanalicular growth of vestibular schwannomas and surgical planning. Otol Neurotol 2010; 31(2):267-70.
  27. Mick P, Ngo R, Akagami R, Westerberg B. Growing Vestibular Schwannomas: What Happens Next? Otol Neurotol 2009; 30(1):101-104.
  28. Mick P, Moxham P, Ludemann J. Penetrating and Blast Ear Trauma: A 7-year review of two pediatric practices. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008; 37(6):774-6.
  29. Mick P, Lee PK, Longridge N. Correspondence: More on Thunderstorms and iPods. New Engl J Med 2007; 357(14):1447-48.
  30. Mick P, Westerberg B. Sensorineural Hearing Loss as a Probable Serious Adverse Drug Reaction Associated with Low-Dose Oral Azithromycin. J Otolaryngol 2007; 36:1-9.
  31. Mick P, Shiramizu B. Epigenetic changes in the DAP-kinase CpG island in pediatric lymphoma. Med Pediatr Oncol 2003;41:527-531.

Non-Refereed Publications - Journals

  1. Mick P, Adamonis J, Chen J. Intratympanic Aminoglycoside Treatment for Meniere’s Disease. Canadian Hearing Report 2009; 4(2):36-39.

Books Chapters

  1. Mick P, Friesen L, Shipp D, Chen J. Chapter 15: Treatment Outcomes of Adult Cochlear Implantation. In: Ruckenstein M., ed. Cochlear Implants